Seven Charged in Telemarketing Sweepstakes Scheme that Victimized People in
"According to the allegations in the indictment unsealed today,
"Scamming elderly people out of their life's savings is deplorable," said
The indictment alleges that the defendants worked for a telemarketing sweepstakes call center located in
The named defendants and their co-conspirators allegedly used a variety of techniques to conceal their identities and perpetrate the fraud, including use of "phone names" (i.e., aliases) when communicating with victims and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to make it appear that they were calling from
An indictment is merely an allegation, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case was investigated by the
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